HAUNTED SETS: Iman Benson says filming for 'The Midnight Club' was just as spooky as the Netflix show

HAUNTED SETS: Iman Benson says filming for 'The Midnight Club' was just as spooky as the Netflix show
Iman Benson attends Netflix's 'The Midnight Club' at New York Comic Con on October 06, 2022 in New York City (Jason Mendez/Getty Images for Netflix)

The Midnight Club debuted on Netflix a week ago and has been received well by audiences. While the show itself is one of the big names in the young adult horror genre, the star of the show Iman Benson has made a weird confession - the sets felt just as scary and haunted!

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In an interview with Teen Vogue, Benson opened up about her experience shooting for the show and how eerie it was at times to be on set. She also said that the prosthetics made her co-stars, particularly Patricia Drake, looked so scary that she often found it hard to differentiate between reel and real life.

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In the interview, Benson said, “Yes. Patricia [Drake], who portrays the old woman — those prosthetics in real life, man, they'll get you. We'll be in the green room and I'll walk in and she'd just be eating a banana and I'm like, whoa! The moments where people [are] in the cloaks, and Patricia, those [are the] moments I'd be a little spooked out. And filming in the basement, too. It's pretty eerie down there, it's dark. There was rats down there, intentionally!”

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Of course, the cast was there to hold each other's hand, which made the experience a tad better. Benson said, “Just uplifting each other on set… being a nuisance in the green room, in between takes. There were certain scenes where we just kept it chill, but in between takes we would make jokes, we played Uno cards. Sauriyan and Chris love breaking out into musical theater numbers, which is always cool to see. Aya loves to scare people on set.”

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The cast and crew of The Midnight Club speak onstage during Netflix's The Midnight Club at New York Comic Con on October 06, 2022 in New York City.
The cast and crew of 'The Midnight Club' speak onstage during Netflix's The Midnight Club at New York Comic Con on October 06, 2022 in New York City (Jason Mendez/Getty Images for Netflix)

Benson also shed some light on the camaraderie between the cast. Asked about the bonds they created while filming for the horror show, she said, “Yeah, for sure. This [was] my first time living in Vancouver, being in Vancouver in general. I lived a five-minute walk from the beach. So we would do night swims, we would gather at the beach there. We would go on random night rides whenever we could, whenever we had time on the weekends."
 

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